Ma belle mère, m'avait bien dit que sa fille était somnambule, mais elle ne m'avait pas confié qu'elle dansait le cancan.

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dc.contributor Donated by: Benjamin A. and Julia M. Trustman, 1959.
dc.creator Daumier, Honoré, 1808-1879
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-08T21:28:34Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-08T21:28:34Z
dc.date.issued 1842
dc.identifier.other LD677
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/4599
dc.description 4th state.
dc.description Published in: La Caricature, May 29, 1842.
dc.description.abstract A husband watches his wife walk in her sleep, but did not realize she danced the cancan in her sleep. When this series was published, Daumier had not yet been married to Alexandrine Dassy, who was to become his wife. She nevertheless appears several times in this series as a tender wife. The relationship between husband and wife in Paris at this period was not relaxed. The women’s lib movements were starting to appear while at the same time the men were still fixed on the traditional thinking of the past. Therefore, the little quarrels and discussions shown by Daumier in this series were well known scenes to the population, but mostly as seen in the neighbor’s marriage. Delteil mentioned that in the January edition of the Charivari the following information about this series was published: "The Parisian families found an untiring adversary in Daumier's crayon. He showed the little daily misfortunes and miseries and retraced them with comic truth. It is this unmerciful frankness which qualifies our artist. Oh, those of you who are contemplating of giving up their life of a bachelor, this album will console you and will make he whole world, also the married one, smile.” Soon after, the “Femmes Socialistes” and the “Bas Bleus” will appear, setting an end to the male superiority and advocating equality between man and woman.
dc.format.extent b&w
dc.format.extent 33 x 25.5 cm
dc.format.extent 1 lithograph
dc.format.mimetype image/jpeg
dc.publisher Paris, 1842
dc.relation.ispartof Moeurs conjugales; 54
dc.relation.isreferencedby Delteil. Daumier, 677.
dc.rights Copyright restrictions may apply. For permission to copy or use this image, contact the Robert D. Farber University Archives and Special Collections Department, Brandeis University Libraries.
dc.subject Ballet dancers
dc.subject Marriage
dc.subject.lcsh France -- History -- Louis-Philip, 1830-1848
dc.subject.lcsh Married life
dc.subject.lcsh Sleepwalking
dc.title Ma belle mère, m'avait bien dit que sa fille était somnambule, mais elle ne m'avait pas confié qu'elle dansait le cancan.
dc.title.alternative Caricature
dc.title.alternative My beautiful mother-in-law, told me that her daughter was a sleepwalked, but she did not tell me that she danced the cancan.
dc.type still image
dc.rights.license The following credit line must be included with each item used: Benjamin A. and Julia M. Trustman Collection of Honoré Daumier Lithographs, Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.
mods.name.donor Trustman, Benjamin A.
mods.name.donor Trustman, Julia M.
mods.note.acquisition Donated by: Benjamin A. and Julia M. Trustman, 1959.
mods.name.lithographer Daumier, Honoré
mods.date.keydate 1842
mods.note 4th state.
mods.note Published in: La Caricature, May 29, 1842.


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